...Huey and the Crew are headed...

...to New Orleans for vacation!!! So, we give you the 'Week in Gingerology', and hope to catch back up with y'all on the weekend! Until then, y'all Keep It Gingery!!!

This Day in GINGEROLOGY - June 19th - June 22nd

June 19

1951: Margaret La Marr, who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 37.

1877: Charles Coburn, who starred with Ginger in the films “Vivacious Lady” (as Mr. Morgan), “Bachelor Mother” (as J. B. Merlin) and “Monkey Business” (as Mr. Oliver Oxley), was born in Savannah, Georgia.

1966: Ed Wynn, who starred with Ginger in the film “Follow the Leader” (as Crickets), died in Beverly Hills – Los Angeles, California, at the age of 79.

2012: FMC aired “Tales of Manhattan”.

2015: FXM RETRO aired “Tales of Manhattan”.

2016: FXM RETRO aired “Monkey Business”.

June 20

1913: Helen Keeler, who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl), was born in New York City.

1972: Sidney Lanfield, who directed the Ginger films “Hat Check Girl” and “Broadway Bad”, died in Marina del Rey, California, at the age of 74.

2016: FXM RETRO aired “Monkey Business”.

June 21

1904: Mack Gordon (born Morris Gittler), who starred with Ginger in the film “Sitting Pretty” (as Meters – Song Publisher), and actually WAS a quite prolific songwriter, was born in Warsaw, Poland.

Summer 1957: Ginger divorced Jacques Bergerac; the marriage lasted just over four years.

Summer 1960: Ginger portrayed Annie Oakley in the play “Annie Get Your Gun”, consisting of a five-city summer theater circuit tour.

Summer 1963: Ginger appeared in the play “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”, consisting of a summer theater circuit tour in the western U.S.

Summer 1969: Samuel McGredy and Son, Nurserymen (Ireland) introduced the “Ginger Rogers” Rose at The Irish Rose Growers association flower show – the rose is a cross between a ‘Tropicana’ and a ‘Miss Ireland’.

1992: Alice Jans, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl) and “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), died in San Bernardino, California, at the age of 79.

June 22

1891: Harry Seymour, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Newsstand Proprietor), “You Said a Mouthful” (as Announcer), “42nd Street” (as aide), “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Buddy’s Announcer), “Upperworld” (as Passerby Talking to Officer Moran), and “Monkey Business” (as Clothing Store Salesman), was born in New York City.

1906: Billy Wilder, who directed the Ginger film “The Major and the Minor”, was born in Poland.

1957: Eddie Tamblyn (born Edward Tamblyn), who starred with Ginger in the films “Flying Down to Rio” (as a Yankee Clipper) and “Follow the Fleet” (as Sailor), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 49.

1987: Fred Astaire, who starred with Ginger in ten films which ALL Gingerologists should know by heart, died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 88.

2011: TCM aired “The Major and the Minor”.

2011: FMC aired “Teenage Rebel”.

2013: FMC aired “Tales of Manhattan”.


Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):

June 27, 2018 @ 1:45 A.M. It Had To Be You
July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M. Follow The Fleet
July 5, 2018 @ 8:45 A.M. You Said a Mouthful
July 22, 2018 @ 6:30 A.M. Fifth Avenue Girl
July 27, 2018 @ 9:30 A.M. Roberta

Next GingerFilm(s) (on FXM Retro - all times Eastern) - NOTE - the FXM Retro site is kinda 'cryptic' as far as specific times, so please check local listings for 'specific times':

...No Films Scheduled...


Monday, March 31, 2014

...hope all is well!

...with my fellow Gingerologists!

We have had some roughness in the Huey Household the last week or so... a very aggressive stomach virus hit all of us...nuff said. As usual, I was the 'last in line' to get it, and I am somewhat recovered, but still a bit 'groggy'... so... anyway, we're all on the mend...

...as for news regarding GR, well...I guess one of the interesting events coming up here is that I will be contributing to Margaret Perry's 'blogathon' over on her great Kate Hepburn site! It should be pretty cool...I think I will zone in on the Ginger-Kate scenes only, and maybe even their 'overall' relationship, as there's another person reviewing Stage Door 'proper'... info on the blogathon is to the right...just click on Kate...and, if you feel adventurous, sign up for a review there!

I will get back into reviewing Gingerfilms here soon (maybe this Stage Door gig is what I need to get 'jump-started')... no real excuse, so get ready!!! Again, not sure about the 'mega-screen-caps' HueyTreatment at this point, since, let's face it, the films coming up will have MONDO Ginger face time...um, not a BAD thing, duh, but a time-consuming one... which kinda delays the whole process. So, I'll just put out the 'main review', and throw in a few 'small cap sequences' here and there...just to keep the spirit of that alive. And once the reviews are finis, THEN I could go back and create some 'full-blown' 'HueyTreatments'...which i truly LOVE to do, so... again...stay tuned.

Until then, hope to see y'all over on FB!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

It's OFFICIAL!!! Hat Check Girl is...

...on the docket for the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood!!! This link goes to the schedule - see 'Chinese Multiplex 4', at 8:00 P.M. - Saturday, April 12, 2014!!! FINALLY something cool happens in APRIL!!! Click the HCG box on the schedule to get a description...

...that's AWESOME, INCREDIBLE, EARTH-SHATTERING news!!! ...even tho... from Huey's current locale, they may as well be screening it on Neptune... BUT, there are rumors that it may be rolled at the MOMA Festival in NYC as well...which MAY be doable for Hu, but would still be somewhat of a logistics and chronological challenge. Maybe TCM will roll it at a festival in Atlanta or New Orleans or somewhere in the general proximity of South Gingerville...

But, if not, there's a pretty solid likelihood it will make it to DVD in the near future, since Fox put out quite a few GingerFilms in their archives collection a year or so back... and I've been informed that they have merged with TCMshop.com, so... promising, indeed.

Of course, there was a tenacious catalyst behind this eventual grand unveiling...and, she's one of US - Ginger Peachy!!! She has lobbied various parties for quite sometime in order to get this film out in the light of day...encourage the owners to get a restoration of it completed... and to get it rolled at this festival, and hopefully many others! SO, with that, she has assumed the title of GingerologistSupreme, which is... well, generally just means she is infinitely   AWESOME!!! :-)  So, if ya get a chance, stop by her blog, or contact her on FaceBook, to give her a great big bodacious THANKS for her hard work and perseverance in bringing home the only GingerFilm we have yet to see!

Well, hope all is well with everyone out there, and hope to be able to post more info, and ultimately a review or three from this monumental screening of HCG when it takes place... so, if anyone out there DOES get to L.A. for it, PLEASE contact me, and I'll turn the G-ology mike over to ya for your thoughts!!!

That's it!!!



Sunday, March 16, 2014


...well, it's one of my fave 'observances' of the year, Saint Patrick's Day!
My Grandma's maiden name was O'Connor, so...there ya go.
As for a Gingery connection, well, it pretty much HAS to begin with Kitty Foyle, of course, but Ginger had some Irish in her - 'Katherine' - duh...I'm not great in deciphering the 'lineage' deal, but... just trust me... :-)
Of course, this day is bathed in my fave color, green, and Ginger in green is a VERY grand observance... so here's a few of my fave pix with the presence of green, in SOME form or fashion:

...it appears that there isn’t a heap of Ginger in Green pics out there, honestly... but a few here and there from the GingerFilms in color...the Barkleys in particular has a lot of GingerGreenScenes...

...and, there's also the Ginger Rogers rose...

...which was developed in Ireland! 

So, hope y'all all have a safe and happy day! 

And in the words of the folks from the Emerald Isle... 

Faith and Begorrah, y'all Keep It Gingery!!!


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Roberta wins the 'Final Frames' poll!!!

...well, not too surprising... ...after they had just melted everyone with the EPIC 'Smoke' routine, and then the film cuts away to those other folks in the elevator doing something, blah blah, yada yada yada, happily ever after stuff... and THEN returning to the awesome final 'happy dance' that GandF crank out!
But it was interesting that Barkleys didn't scratch at ALL... I thought there were some big fans of that one out there...well, heck, we luv 'em all, right?   Anyway, congrats to Miss Scharwenka and Huck for the poll victory...
...well, it's that time of year again... Monte and friends are cranking up the Fourth Annual Classic Film Actress Tournament, and the field is pretty much wide open this year, as Miss Lombard ran off with it last year...of course, Ginger won it two years back, and Irene Dunne won the inaugural tourney.
SO, y'all go vote!!!! Here's the link to Monte's blog, ALL GOOD THINGS - I'll pin the link to the top of the page here as well....should be fun!!! 
As for Gingerology 'production', hope to be getting a few things up and running soon... my 'true profession' has picked up volume the last week or so, so... unfortunately it may bite into some G-ology time...but I'll try my best to get some posts in... and with that, I think I've hinted at this before, but...
...yes, yes, I know, Miss Rogers, More HueyExcuses... 

 ...as to the GingerFilm reviews...they are still in production, but...the 'Huey Treatments' will probably be a bit more rare...they just take up a good amount of time, and time, as mentioned, has been at a bit of a premium lately... but, I'll add more screencaps to the 'review proper', and maybe throw in a brief 'Huey-fied' scene here and there... so should still hopefully be of interest to all.
Well, that's about it for now...dang, hope folks are hanging in there with ANOTHER round of winter... looks like South Gingerville will be 'spared'...heck, we were at 75 degrees today...but the high tomorrow? only 38... but no precipitation issues, so... cannot complain...now, a LOT of y'all have PLENTY to beef about, unfortunately... dang it!

Stay safe, and until next time...

KIG, y'all!!!


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Hometowns to Hollywood Busby Berkeley Blogathon 2018

Hometowns to Hollywood Busby Berkeley Blogathon 2018
...including the Gingerology entry of 'Gold Diggers of 1933'...